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Post by Lone Star » March 10, 2019, 12:25 pm

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Yellow Vests March for 17th Straight Week

March 9, 2019
Source: Associated Press
Hundreds of protesters from France’s yellow vest movement marched Saturday for a 17th straight weekend in Paris and other cities to maintain pressure on the government to reverse policies they see as favouring the rich.
Women, some carrying pink balloons, led the calm and orderly Paris march, advocating for equal rights and equal pay a day after International Women’s Day.

A water cannon contained several hundred protesters who remained on the Champs-Elysees and wanted to leave the security perimeter.
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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by Lone Star » March 19, 2019, 5:57 am

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France bans some yellow vest protests in Paris after riots

Source: Associated Press
France’s prime minister announced a ban Monday on yellow vest protests along the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris and in two other cities following riots on Saturday that left luxury stores ransacked and charred from arson fires.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the ban will apply for an unspecified period in the neighborhoods that have been “the most impacted” in the cities of Paris, Bordeaux and Toulouse, where repeated destruction has occurred since the yellow vest protest movement began in November.

He also said Paris police chief Michel Delpuech will be replaced this week by prefect Didier Lallement.  Philippe announced the measures following a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and top security officials that sought to avoid a repeat of Saturday’s violence, in which rioters set life-threatening fires, ransacked luxury stores and attacked police around the Champs-Elysees. Many of those high-end boutiques remained closed on Monday, some of them charred from arson fires set.

He acknowledged “dysfunction” in French police operations on Saturday, rejecting “inappropriate” orders given to security forces to use fewer rubber bullets following a controversy about the numerous injuries they’ve caused at previous protests.
No end in sight.
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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by yartims » March 19, 2019, 8:22 pm

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Schools, transport, hospitals: How Tuesday's national strikes in France could affect you


Several unions, including the hard left CGT union, called for a national day of strikes and demonstrations on Tuesday in France, with large numbers of education workers expected to follow the call. Here's how it could affect you.
The CGT will be joined by the left wing FO union as it takes to the streets with the aim of galvanising the social movement and to protest low spending power, with both private and public sector workers expected to take part.

Education workers union, the FSU will also be taking part, along with student unions, including the UNEF and UNL (high school students), with their members protesting over the latest education reforms (more below).

In Paris, there will be a march from Boulevard Saint-Michel on the Left Bank to the Champs de Mars by the Eiffel Tower in the 7th arrondissement, starting at 1pm.

Head of the far left CGT union Philippe Martinez will take part as will the head of the FO union Yves Veyrier.

"We are determined to mobilize because we do not want to be spectators or give backing to decisions that are being made on social issues as a result of the Grand Debat (national consultation)," Veyrier told the French press.
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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by Lone Star » March 24, 2019, 7:47 am

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Macron Deploys Armed Soldiers for Yellow Vest Protests

Source: Le Point

Conflicting reports surround the deployment of French soldiers to the Yellow Vest protests, demonstrations and riots. Will they avoid protesters and just guard property, or have they been given rules of engagement that allow them to open fire on the protesters?

Reports indicate that these specific soldiers have been reassigned to the Yellow Vest matter and taken off of duties that were relevant to anti-terror operations.

I'm curious to know if this is why Macron wanted an EU military -- to do his dirty work. Will the French military fight better against their own people than their history of fighting enemies? Just questions.

WEEK XIX
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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by Lone Star » April 7, 2019, 6:14 am

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The Yellow Vests Will Not Go Away

Source: Associated Press

WEEK XXI
PARIS (AP) – Protesters from the yellow vest movement are taking to the streets of France for a 21st straight weekend, with hundreds gathered for a march across Paris, one of numerous protests around the country.

Paris police have fine-tuned their strategy of being more mobile and proactive to counter eventual violence since the first Saturday of protests Nov. 17. The Champs-Elysees avenue is off-limits to protesters after it was hit by rioting last month.

Hundreds gathered in Rouen, in Normandy, a past flashpoint, and hundreds more in eastern Paris at the Place de la Republique, the start of a march to the business district on the capital’s western edge.
Macron has big problems. Think he will be re-elected? Even Macron supporters have to be disappointed in his failure to control the situation -- 21 weeks -- 5 months.
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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by Lone Star » April 13, 2019, 5:59 am

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Macron Buckles: Tax Cuts Coming in France

Source: Ouest France

After 21 weeks, the French government is now considering tax cuts to stem the tide of protests and demonstrations.

France has the highest recorded tax burden of any developed nation in the world -- 46% of GDP.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe:
The debates show us very clearly which way to go. We need to lower taxes and lower them more quickly.
Philippe further noted that there is a “huge exasperation” surrounding taxes in France.

Macron is seen as being out of touch with ordinary people because he cut taxes for business and high earners to create a more business-friendly economy. Macron also hoped for lower unemployment and more job investments by business. In the meantime, there was no lifting of the tax burden on the ordinary guy.
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Re: France in uproar over fuel prices

Post by Lone Star » April 16, 2019, 5:44 am

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Announcements This Week

Source: AFP

Globalism still having problems gaining a foothold in Europe.

Macron is scheduled to announce changes in policy as a result of the Yellow Vest Protests.

Macron has avoided press conferences since his election, which is not surprising given that socialism has no defense or record of success without taking assets from the productive to give to the unproductive.

The Macron administration is claiming that there will be profound changes. We'll see.

One thing is certain. Macron better get it right.

Gerard Larger, Senate Leader:
He won’t get a second chance.
The Yellow Vests are still skeptical, and took to the streets again for WEEK XXII.
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